Inspired Remnants Curious DReams Tour Presents Alan Rogerson

Before I present to  you the fabulous over-the-top, spank your eyeballs with amazing eye candy, art of Alan Rogerson, I’d like to share a few words as the final post in what has been a grand adventure of a blog tour for my book, Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams, as well as a huge celebration of all the artists discovering each other and the (now proven) unlimited potential of epoxy clay.

I am both humbled and ecstatic at the reception the book and this event have had.  It is from the bottom of my heart that I tell you this has meant the world to me.  Thanks to every one who participated whether by hosting a day, commenting on the blog site(s) or who just came by to peek.

Everything that I wanted to accomplish has been realized many times over and the book just came out a few months ago.  I don’t know what the future  holds but I am so happy for the part I was able to play in all this.  Rather like dropping a pebble in a magical pond and watching the ripples continuing to radiate outward.  Just AWESOME!!!

If you have not visited all the sites, I encourage you to do this soon.  There is much to be discovered even if you’ve missed just one blog.  AND you can still register for the giveaways until May 26 on all the sites.  And SURPRISE!  That includes an entire second drawing for this post– a full second set of prizes.   If Alan had a blog this would be his host day so Wallah!  And if you help spread the word about the tour by posting on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc., you will get multiple chances (one for each place you post– just mention that in your comment).  The blog list will be posted once again below for your reference.

Special Bonus Giveaway!

To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post by May 26. Please note in your comment if you are a resident outside the US.

book tour giveaways for inspired remnants, curious dreams blog tour


A) The book: Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale.  This will be mailed directly to the winner from Northlight Books.

B) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas)  from http://AvesStudio.com.  (This will be mailed directly to the winner from Aves Studios)

C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops.  More information about this workshop can be found here: http://theartofaltering.ning.com/group/fluidchalksbackgroundsbeyond

D) Two Digital Collage Sheets of your choice by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits (yeps, that’s me).  You can see my unique and cool collections at http://alteredbits.com/digital-collage-sheets.php

E) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak.  This is the formula Kerin recommends in the book that has the longer cure time.  If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056.  He was her technical advisor for the book and so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need!!!

F) 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from http://www.iceresin.com/

Grand Prizes For Book Reviews

Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long ~  of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on amazon.com before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to remnants.art@gmail.com will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes.  Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review.  Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only.  Access to Online Workshops will be available worldwide.

A) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”

B) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio

C) A Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle of http://alteredbits.com (that’s me again! — see details on the tutorial below)

D)  Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com

E)  Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com

F)  Choice of any one workshop being taught by Kerin and Charley at Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA.  The registration fee and workshop cost are both waived.  http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/generalinformation-westcoast.htm

G)  One copy each of Jen Cushman’s book, Explore, Create, Resinate and Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book, Making Connections plus ICE Resin and a selection of bezels all from http://www.iceresin.com/

Special Savings on Workshops and Bundles!

As if ALL of this hasn’t been enough…

During the blog tour (from May 1st through May 26th), you can get $5 off the book Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams bundled with these popular online workshops).  All you have to do is say that you are part of the book tour in the note section when you check-out through Paypal and you will receive the $5 back.  What a fantastic deal!

Resin Clay Pendants Workshop – For those that already have the book $20 (only  $15 during the tour!)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/25319398/online-workshop-resin-clay-pendants

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Resin Clay Pendants Workshop + Book = $35 + shipping
  (only $30)
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Vintage Gentleman Workshop + Book = $40 + shipping 
(only $35)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/27210387/inspired-remnants-book-and-vintage-gent

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Both Workshops + Book =  $70 + shipping 
(only $65)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72931590/inspired-remnants-book-super-bundle-with

I also invite all blog hoppers to join the already-in-progress epoxy clay party on Facebook.  We are sharing art we’ve made, interesting techniques and answering questions.  There are many things I’ve learned from other artists and here I thought I knew so much!!!  : )  Find it here

Of all the artists in the book, Alan gets his own feature on my blog for a few reasons.  He did by far the coolest art project in the entire book, he doesn’t have his own blog and I would remember the third one if I weren’t taking pain pills since my back went out on Sunday.  Today is the first day I’m even able to get out of bed so this is a condensed version from what I had planned.  Alan has done many more amazing works– some of which I will be sharing soon in a post about automata artists that use epoxy clay in their work.      In the meantime, you can visit his web site.

The photos in the book weren’t as large as I would have liked to see and in the case of his *bathroom* featured on page 105, it really doesn’t show how truly amazing it is.   He  started out with a very ordinary looking bathroom and over three years literally transformed it to a fully functioning integrated art piece which would pretty much put any Las Vegas fantasy suite to shame.

Goodbye plain old tile floor!

toilet paper dispenser

Magazine rack

Above “The Throne”

Shot of finished tub

“The Throne” and sink.  OMG can you believe this bathroom!!!

Come say hello to Alan and the rest of the artists in the book along with many new fans of epoxy clay right here.

And in case you want to visit any places you missed here is the full list of all the host sites for this tour!!!

May 1
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde: http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts

May 2
Alicia Caudle
Altered Bits: http://alteredbits.wordpress.com/

May 3
Lesley Venable
Flatwoods Folk Art: http://www.flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/

May 4
Christine Lehto
Lilly Bug Studio: http://lillybugstudio.com/blog/

May 5
Seth Apter
The Altered Page: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/

May 6
Nancy Perennec
Little Bit Wired: http://littlebitwired.blogspot.com/

May 7
Jen Cushman
ICE Queen Zine: http://www.iceresin.com/category/inspired-remnants-blog-tour/

May 8
Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9
Beth Robinson
Strange Dolls: http://strangedolls.wordpress.com/

May 10
Brenda Schweder
Brenda Schweder Jewelry: http://www.brendaschweder.com/

May 11
Esther Verschoor
Vanessie Art Dolls: http://vanessies.blogspot.com

May 12
Kecia Deveny
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancy: http://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com/

May 13
Rachel Whetzel
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal: http://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com/

May 14
Shannon LeVart
MissFickleMedia.com: http://missficklemediacom.blogspot.com/

May 15
Marlaine Verhelst
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls: http://marlaineverhelst.com/blog/

May 16
Lisa Jurist
Mud Hound Studio: http://mudhoundprimitives.blogspot.com/

May 17
Michelle Bernard
Yesterday’s Trash: http://michellereneebernard.blogspot.com/

May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature: http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts

May 19
Facebook Party!
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761

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39 Comments

  1. Lisa Jurist said,

    May 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    wow.. i am in awe of that bathroom…looks like something in a medieval castle…it’s over the top amazing….

  2. Christine said,

    May 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    That is an amazing bathroom! I remember seeing some of his photos at the Facebook group page. I can’t imagine how many hours were put into creating a bathroom like that. Excellent work!

  3. Colleen Peck said,

    May 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Unbelievable bathroom, your doggie should be proud of it!! Colleen

  4. Diane said,

    May 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    What inspiration this amazing room is to me – It’s a true testament that with dedication, perseverance and love anything is possible -

  5. evilseamstress said,

    May 18, 2011 at 1:13 am

    This bathroom is truly amazing! I was blown away when I saw this in your book and I am still blown away! Kerin, you are awesome, I love your book and am so glad that I have it! I hope your back feels better soon btw!

  6. sharon said,

    May 18, 2011 at 3:07 am

    This bathroom is jaw drooping amazing! This whole tour and journey, and learning the knowledge of this clay is amazing to me…thanks to you Kerin!

  7. May 18, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I’m in awe! Absolutely completely stunned by this room! Alan is a genious!!
    I have so enjoyed this ride! Thanks Kerin for making it all come together! Wonderful artists all! Thanks to everyone involved for sharing their knowledge and tips on these products we all just love to work with!

  8. Kathy Reed said,

    May 18, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Oh yes, Alan’s work IS amazing and so is your book. This tour too has been fun and really informative. Thanks, Kerin!

  9. Elizabeth said,

    May 18, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Alan’s bathroom is just spectacular. I would love to have a bathroom like this. THis apoxy stuff seems to be amazing too. Can’t wait to get my hands on some.

  10. May 18, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Some major serious inspiration in that bathroom. You would never want to leave! So well done he should work in Hollywood. I’ve been following along at all the blogs and posted the blog hop on my bog when it all started. I even put up a review on Amazon, had to, it was an amazing book! I loved it before the blog party started and I’ll love it for years to come. It was so worth owning. Hope you get to feeling better, back pain is the worst. Congratulations to you for your wonderful publication, and congrats on the success of it. Hugs!

  11. Ginny Diezel said,

    May 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I don’t even have words to express my overwhelming awe! Talk about the world of possibilities presented in this bathroom! It’s a shrine to creativity! OMG!

  12. Terrielee said,

    May 18, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Oh my… Alan’s work is beyond fantastic! How one man can creat such an amazing and imaginative work of art! Brilliant! Alan, you must have knocked the folks at Aves socks off! You sure have my deepest admiration and respect! Kerin, thank you for this wonderful opportunity to meet another truly gifted genius of an artist! And yes! I mentioned this blog hop on my blog! What a wonderful experience it has been! Thanks again!
    Terrielee

  13. kim said,

    May 18, 2011 at 8:56 am

    wowser!!! this blew me away!! the bathroom is amazing…wish it was mine!

  14. May 18, 2011 at 11:13 am

    such talent! That bathroom is unbelievable…I wonder how much it all cost!!!!!

  15. Deb Patrick said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I have been following Alan on your facebook page. I have learned so much from just reading the posts. Can’t wait to get my hands on the apoxie and your book. Alans bathroom is amazing I have been sharing it with friends and family

  16. Heather St. Marie said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Wow, it’s amazing how creative all of the artists have been on this e-tour, but this has got to be the most detailed and spectacular! Thank you for the wonderful book and introducing me to apoxie clay.

  17. D.J. said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I do so love this bathroom. It’s an amazing piece of artwork. Alan, your work speaks volumes. I love it. Kerin, I posted on Facebook about the blog hop and the book. =) I hope some of my artsy friends can get excited about this and we can have some play dates. *HUGS* – Dj

  18. Deb Patrick said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I have been so excited about this blog hop/book tour I have shared it with my fellow bloggers over at http://artziehodgepodge.blogspot.com/ and with my friends on facebook https://www.facebook.com/greenpatrick. Patiently (not so) waiting for my apoxie and book to arrive.

  19. Darlene said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

    How awesome!

  20. Marina Yax said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Wow!Your bathroom is amazimg, it is piece of art.

  21. Erin Strother said,

    May 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Holy cow–how over the top! Amazing work.

  22. May 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I want to go and linve in Alan’s bathroom! Do you think he would notice me? I’m going to get hold of your book, Kerin……I knew two part epoxie had massive potential as a sculpting medium, but I don’t think I quite realized how MUCH!
    I’ve been away, so I missed most of the blog hop fun……hope you do it again sometime.
    Cheers from Tasmania

  23. May 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Aarrrgh! Didn’t re-read my post – of course I meant “live”. not “linve”!

  24. Patricia Kurowski said,

    May 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    That bathroom is amazing. It is wonderful to see all the great work everyone does.
    This tour was a wonderful idea. I have had the opportunity to see so many great artists and creations.
    I ordered some epoxy clay and can’t wait for it to come in the mail. I already have ideas of what I want to make.
    Again, thank you for coming up with the idea of the tour. It was wonderful.

  25. Shannon C said,

    May 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the pictures in the book. Amazing!
    Can’t wait to try this stuff and get a copy of the book for myself.

  26. Gloria said,

    May 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Great tour, great artists, great fun, great clay, and Alan’s bathroom just tops it all off! Thanks for taking me along for the ride!

  27. cindyb said,

    May 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    What a great end to this awesome tour! I have been blown away by the talent of each artist at every stop. Amazing work and equally amazing clay.

  28. meme said,

    May 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Okay no one else is gonna say it…..HOLY SH*T! That is the first words that came into my head.

    Awesome bathroom…..you give tours….I’m just saying!

  29. May 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    This was one of the best blog hops I’ve ever been on! The work everyone put into their blog posts was just phenomenal! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

  30. Gaby Bee said,

    May 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    OMG, what a bathroom…it makes my heart miss a beat. Absolutely breathtaking!!!
    This has been an amazing tour, I really enjoyed all the different blogs on this blog hop – very inspiring!!! Thank you SO much, Kerin, for this wonderful tour!

  31. Linda said,

    May 19, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Alan’s work is absolutely amazing! Thanks for the wonderful blog hop!

  32. alteredbits said,

    May 19, 2011 at 9:05 am

    i’m a day late but finally made it! lovelove that bathroom, as you know. the photos are fantastic! lots of new shots i didn’t see before — just love it!!! i want it in our new house. :)

    thanks so much for sharing, miss keriny. and thank you for the amazing blog hop! how incredibly fun this has been!!

  33. Canace said,

    May 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Kerin, your book is awesome.. Alan’s bathroom is like a Hollywood set… amazing!

    I love working with the apoxie clay and aspire to do as well as the artists that I’ve followed on this tour.

    I have posted the tour on my blog: http://artbycanace.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspired-remnants-curious-dreams.html and I have left a review of your book on Amazon.

    Great job!

  34. connie said,

    May 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I love Alan’s bathroom and all of his wonderful art! This has been a terrific and inspiring blog hop!

  35. Judy said,

    May 20, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Holy smokes, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before! Thanks for all of the great inspiration. I can’t wait to get my paws on the book!

    Judy

  36. Kathy S said,

    May 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love love the whole tour, and the bathroom is fantastic, it even had my plumber boyfriend standing over my shoulder and scratching his head as to how to fix the pipes if something went wrong LOL. Very well done :D

  37. Lisa Gatz said,

    May 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Alan ROCKS! His work pushed me outside the box in my thinking of what Apoxie could be used for. Great artist. Please enter me again in the drawing….Thanks so much!

  38. Michelle said,

    May 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    The book sounds super interesting! I am excited to get it. I love the bathroom too.

  39. Stacy said,

    May 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Oh Wow, that bathroom is amazing! I’m astounded by what can be done with this stuff.


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